Mixtapes for Hookers

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May 30, 2011, 2:19 pm
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At long last, I can finally announce this reading I’m organizing in Providence on June 9th. I am very, very excited to have put this together. These are some of my favorite people (ahem ahem ahem ahem), largely because they are all smart and funny and interesting, and so I expect this event to be a big heap of fun.

The reading is part of Q30, which is this month-long queer art happening that a guy named Michael Kurt organized. He’s taken over a space downtown for the month and there’s readings and talks and music and films and a whole bunch of other stuff. It’s good that it’s happening in June because with the colleges out there’s often a shortage of interesting events going on.

Full performer bios after the jump:

AUDACIA RAY is a former sex worker and current media maker (and shaker). She has blogged about sexuality, culture, and politics since 2004 -including stints blogging for Fleshbot and the Village Voice – and spent three years as an executive editor at the Utne Reader award-winning $pread magazine. She is the author of Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads, and Cashing In on Internet Sexploration and won a Feminist Porn Award for her film The Bi Apple. These days, Audacia is the director of the Red Umbrella Project, which amplifies the voices of people in the sex trade through live storytelling events, media training, and advocacy workshops. Her monthly storytelling series the Red Umbrella Diaries and her blog Waking Vixen were named to the Village Voice’s Best of 2010 list. Learn more about her work at redumbrellaproject.org and audaciaray.com.

Born on the same day as Dolly Parton and Edgar Allan Poe, LOLA D. SORROW enjoys reading, writing, and driving very fast. She is currently studying to become Dr. Queer, Medicine Woman.

MARIA DIAZ is a writer who lives on the Internet. She currently works as a sex toy slinger in marketing at EdenFantasys.com.

MATTHEW LAWRENCE is a writer, curator, event planner and part-time dogwalker. He co-edits Headmaster, the biannual art magazine for man-lovers, and lives in Rhode Island with his dear friend Lady Catterley.

MELISSA GIRA GRANT is the co-editor of Coming & Crying, a collection of true stories about sex. Her work has appeared in Jezebel, Slate, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and $pread. She lives in Brooklyn and on the internet.

WILL VAIL is a blogger currently working as a clerk for a national chain of adult video stores. He is currently working on a hyper-text novel and will soon launch the experimental blog First Chapter.

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